Hemp Industries Association® Awards Recipients Honored at HIACON19

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Last week the Hemp Industries Association held its 2019 Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina where

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the results of this year’s awards recipients, voted on by the membership, were announced. The winners are:

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• Outstanding Organization Award: U.S. Hemp Roundtable

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• Advocate of the Year Award: Joe Kirkpatrick

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• Event of the Year: U.S. Hemp Growers Conference & Expo

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• Innovation Award: GenCanna

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• Leadership Award: Rick Trojan

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• Lifetime Achievement Award: Joy Beckerman

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The BOARD ELECTIONS are still open! 342 more votes are needed to reach a quorum so the election can

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be validated. If you are a voting member of the HIA in good standing and have not yet voted, please see

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the email sent on 10/23 with the subject line “CAST YOUR VOTE” to obtain your ballot. If you have not

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received a ballot please email Erin Pully at erin@thehia.org.

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Thank you again for everyone who participated in this year’s HIACON and don’t forget to mark your calendars for

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HIACON2020, November 1-4 in PORTLAND, OR